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2013 Archive

Timely Warning 13 - 18  December 3, 2013

Reported Crime - Unlawful discharge/Shots fired - City of Ypsilanti - Off Campus

Location:  1000 Block of LeForge Road

The Ypsilanti Police Department is investigating a shots fired call that occurred in the area of LeForge Road and Railroad Street at approximately 1:40 a.m. on December 3, 2013.  The victim, an Eastern Michigan University Student, was in her apartment at the Peninsular Place complex when a projectile penetrated the outer wall of her apartment and struck her in the shoulder.  The victim was treated at an area hospital for her non-life threatening injury. The shot appears to have been discharged randomly up into the air from a location outside of the apartment complex and currently there is no suspect information available at this time.

The incident is being investigated by the Ypsilanti Police Department. Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to contact the Ypsilanti Police Department at 734-483-9510.

The Department of Public Safety would like to remind the University Community to:

• Be aware of your surroundings and look assertive.

• Walk with friends or coworkers when possible.

• Program the number for EMU Police (734-487-1222) into your cell phone.

• Check the EMU Public Safety website for additional safety tips:

http://www.emich.edu/police/safety/safetytips.php

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Update to Timely Warning 13-11 Issued October 18, 2013

Reported Crime: Homicide Investigation - City of Ypsilanti - Off Campus

November 25, 2013

On Sunday, Nov. 24, and Monday, Nov. 25, the Ypsilanti Police Department arrested two individuals in the death of Demarius Reed.

Ed Jemeal Thomas and a second subject are both facing murder and robbery charges in Reed's death. Thomas is facing charges of open murder, armed robbery and conspiracy to commit armed robbery. The second subject, who has not yet been arraigned, faces charges of open murder, armed robbery, conspiracy to commit armed robbery, carrying a concealed weapon and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, records show. Both subjects are in custody awaiting further court proceedings.

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Update to Timely Warning 13-17 Issued November 12, 2013

Reported Crime: Armed Robbery - City of Ypsilanti - Off Campus

Location: 400 block of Emmet Street, between Ballard Street and North Hamilton Street, which is located southeast of the EMU Campus.

The suspects in this case have been taken into custody.  The suspects, a 22 year old male and a 21 year old male, both residents of  Ypsilanti Twp, were arrested this morning without incident in a neighboring jurisdiction, following a traffic stop.  They are presently in police custody awaiting arraignment.

Timely Warning 13-17  November 12, 2013

Reported Crime: Armed Robbery - City of Ypsilanti - Off Campus

Location: Sidewalk in the 400 block of Emmet Street, between Ballard Street and North Hamilton Street, which is located southeast of the EMU Campus.

The Ypsilanti Police Department is investigating an armed robbery that occurred at approximately 11:47 p.m. Monday, November 11, 2013.  The victim, who is not an Eastern Michigan University student, said he was walking on the sidewalk when the males approached him and demanded his belongings. The victim stated that one male pointed a black colored revolver at his face and he turned over the property he had in his possession. The subjects fled on foot and left the area in an unknown direction. The victim said that his wallet, cellular phone and a backpack were taken. The victim did not report any injuries.

Subject description: Two unknown African American males in their early twenties. The victim was able to describe one male as being 6' 2", thin build, and last seen wearing black hooded jacket, and dark pants. The other male was described as being 5'8" – 6', thin build, last seen wearing a dark colored hooded sweatshirt or jacket under a black Carhart jacket, dark pants, and armed with a black revolver.

The incident is being investigated by the Ypsilanti Police Department. Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to contact the Ypsilanti Police Department at 734-483-9510.

The Department of Public Safety would like to remind the University Community to:

• Be aware of your surroundings and look assertive.

• Walk with friends or coworkers when possible.

• Program the number for EMU Police (734-487-1222) into your cell phone.

• Check the EMU Public Safety website for additional safety tips:

http://www.emich.edu/police/safety/safetytips.php


Timely Warning 13-16 November 8, 2013

Reported Crime: Aggravated Assault - City of Ypsilanti - Off Campus

Location: Near the intersection of Perrin Street and Emmet Street, located just south of the Eastern Michigan University Campus.

The Ypsilanti Police Department is investigating an aggravated assault that occurred at approximately 2:45 a.m. today, November 8, 2013.  The two victims, who are not EMU students, were walking in the area when they observed the listed subjects near the described vehicle. The victims told police that a verbal altercation ensued and the subjects began to assault them. The victims reported they were punched and kicked in the body and head by the subjects. After the assault, the subjects left the area in the described vehicle. The victims were treated for minor injuries at the scene. They refused further treatment.

Subject description: Five male subjects – no other description provided.

Subject vehicle: Older model white pick-up truck with an extended cab.

The incident is being investigated by the Ypsilanti Police Department. Anyone with information related to this event is asked to contact the Ypsilanti Police Department at 734-483-9510.

The Department of Public Safety would like to remind the University Community to:

• Be aware of your surroundings and look assertive.

• Walk with friends or coworkers when possible.

• Program the number for EMU Police (734-487-1222) into your cell phone.

• Check the EMU Public Safety website for additional safety tips:

http://www.emich.edu/police/safety/safetytips.php

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Timely Warning 13-15 October 27, 2013

Reported Crime: Armed Robbery - City of Ypsilanti - Off Campus.

Location: 2100 block of Washtenaw Ave.

Ypsilanti City Police are investigating a report of an armed robbery that occurred at approximately 1 p.m. today at the Walgreens drug store, located at the corner of Washtenaw Avenue and Hewitt Road.

The Ypsilanti Police indicate that the suspect approached the clerk and asked for change. He then produced a handgun and pointed it at the clerk. The suspect then emptied the cash drawer before fleeing on foot in an unknown direction. There are no reported injuries.

Witnesses described the suspect as an African American male, 5’ 9” tall, early 20’s, 150 pounds, medium build, beard, last seen wearing a “bomber” style dark jacket, a winter hat with a University of Michigan “M” logo on the front, and sunglasses. A picture of the suspect can be found on the EMU Police website at: http://www.emich.edu/police/alerts/safetynotices/index.php

Please report any information on this incident to Detective Sergeant Eberts of the Ypsilanti Police Department at 734.482.9878 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK UP.

The EMU Department of Public Safety would like to remind the University Community to:

  • Be aware of your surroundings and look assertive.
  • Walk with friends or coworkers when possible. Contact SEEUS for nighttime escorts. 734.487.3387
  • Trust your intuition, if a particular situation makes you feel uncomfortable, choose an alternative.
  • If you feel threatened on campus, look for a blue light phone to call for assistance.
  • Program the number for EMU Police (734.487.1222) into your cell phone.
  • Check the EMU Public Safety website for additional safety tips: http://www.emich.edu/police/safety/safetytips.php

Timely Warning 13-14 October 22, 2013

Reported Crime: Felonious Assault – City of Ypsilanti – Off Campus.

Location: 835 Green Road near Leforge Ave.

The Ypsilanti Police Department is investigating a felonious assault that occurred at 835 Green Road, off Leforge Ave., at approximately 7:45 p.m. on October 21, 2013. The victim, an Eastern Michigan University Student, was in his apartment when he answered a knock at his door. When he opened the door he was struck in the face by a subject holding a handgun. The victim fought with the subject in the hallway. During the fight other suspects kicked in the front window of the apartment. The victim ran inside to check on his roommate and noticed the suspects fleeing the area. The victim suffered no major injuries and did not seek medical attention.

Subject description: Unknown African American males. The victim was able to describe one of males as being approximately 20 years of age, light complexion, approximately 5'10", short hair, and was last seen wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt and jeans. The victim was unable to provide any further descriptions.

Ypsilanti Police Department continues to investigate this incident. Anyone with any information on this incident is asked to contact the Ypsilanti Police Department at 734-483-9510.

The Department of Public Safety would like to remind the University Community to:

• Be aware of your surroundings and look assertive.

• Walk with friends or coworkers when possible.

• Program the number for EMU Police (734-487-1222) into your cell phone.

• Check the EMU Public Safety website for additional safety tips:

http://www.emich.edu/police/safety/safetytips.php


Timely Warning 13-13  October 20, 2013

Reported Crime: Unarmed Robbery/Aggravated Assault - City of Ypsilanti - Off Campus

Location: Parking lot in the 400 block of West Michigan Avenue, near the intersection of Michigan Avenue and Hamilton Street, located across the street from the Eastern Michigan University College of Business.

Subject description: 4 to 5 unknown African American males.  The victim was able to describe one of the males as being 19 – 20 years of age, medium complexion,  approximately 5' 11", medium to thin build, and last seen wearing a striped long sleeve shirt.  The victim was unable to provide any further descriptions.

Subject vehicle: Older silver or gray van – unknown make, model or year.

The Ypsilanti Police Department is investigating an unarmed robbery/aggravated assault that occurred at approximately 2:15 a.m. today, October 20, 2013.  The victim, an Eastern Michigan University student, was walking in the parking lot behind Abe's Coney Island talking on his phone.  The victim stated that the male described above approached him and asked a question.  The male then punched the victim. The described occupants then exited the van and assaulted the victim.  The victim stated that he was punched and knocked to the ground by four or five males that had exited the van. The subjects reentered the van and left the area in an unknown direction.  The victim said that his wallet and cellular phone were taken during the assault. The victim was treated at an area hospital for injuries that were sustained in the assault.

This incident and the incident reported in Timely Warning 13 – 12 (aggravated assault near Leforge Rd. and Railroad St.) have similar suspect descriptions and involve a similar type vehicle.  Police are investigating both incidents and any possible connections.

Both incidents are being investigated by the Ypsilanti Police Department.  Anyone with information related to either event is asked to contact the Ypsilanti Police Department at 734-483-9510.

The Department of Public Safety would like to remind the University Community to:

• Be aware of your surroundings and look assertive.

• Walk with friends or coworkers when possible.

• Program the number for EMU Police (734-487-1222) into your cell phone.

• Check the EMU Public Safety website for additional safety tips:

http://www.emich.edu/police/safety/safetytips.php


Notice to Campus Community - October 19, 2013

Information from the Ypsilanti Police Department.

In reference to the Homicide Investigation that was reported on October 18, 2013.

The Ypsilanti Police Department is looking for information regarding the Demarius Reed homicide investigation. Investigators are looking for anyone that attended the "after party" on the night of October 17, 2013 through the morning of October 18, 2013. The location of the party was at 773 Green Road, Apartment 104, Ypsilanti, Michigan. This apartment is located in the University Green Apartment complex.

If you, or someone you know were in attendance at the "after party", please contact Detective Yuhas, 734-368-8780, or Detective Coppock, 734-368-8776.

Tip information can be called into, 734-483-9510.


Timely Warning 13-12  October 19, 2013

Reported Crime: Aggravated Assault - City of Ypsilanti - Off Campus

Location: Parking lot of 950 Railroad, near the intersection of LeForge Rd and Huron River Drive, located just north of the Eastern Michigan University Campus.

Subject description: 5 to 6 unknown African American males – the victim was unable to provide any further description.

Subject vehicle: Older silver van – unknown make, model or year.

The Ypsilanti Police Department is investigating an aggravated assault that occurred at approximately 2:20 a.m. today, October 19, 2013.  The victim, an Eastern Michigan University student, was walking in the Peninsular Place Apartment complex parking lot with a friend. The described vehicle was traveling in the parking lot. The victim stated that the van "clipped" the leg of his friend. Words were exchanged between the pedestrians and the occupants of the van. The victim's friend ran from the scene. The described occupants exited the vehicle and assaulted the victim. The victim stated that he was punched and knocked to the ground by five or six males that had exited the van. The subjects reentered the van and left the area in an unknown direction. The victim was treated at an area hospital for injuries that were sustained in the assault.

The incident is being investigated by the Ypsilanti Police Department. Anyone with information related to this event is asked to contact the Ypsilanti Police Department at 734-483-9510.

The Department of Public Safety would like to remind the University Community to:

• Be aware of your surroundings and look assertive.

• Walk with friends or coworkers when possible.

• Program the number for EMU Police (734-487-1222) into your cell phone.

• Check the EMU Public Safety website for additional safety tips:

http://www.emich.edu/police/safety/safetytips.php


Update to Timely Warning 13-11  October 18, 2013

Eastern Michigan University has confirmed with the Ypsilanti Police Department that the victim involved in the homicide investigation reported in the timely warning earlier today is Eastern Michigan University student Demarius Reed. He is a student athlete on the football team. As was reported earlier, the incident happened off campus in the 700 block of West Clark Rd., near the intersection of LeForge Rd. and Clark Rd. It was discovered at 7:15 this morning. Ypsilanti Police are investigating the death and are in close contact with the EMU Police Department. As soon as we learn additional information, we will share it with you. Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to contact the Ypsilanti Police Department at 734-483-9510.


Timely Warning 13-11  October 18, 2013

Reported Crime: Homicide Investigation - City of Ypsilanti - Off Campus

Location: 700 Block of West Clark Road

The Ypsilanti Police Department is investigating a homicide that was discovered at approximately 7:15 a.m. today, October 18, 2013.  The incident took place near the intersection of LeForge Rd. and Clark Rd. This is located north of the Eastern Michigan University Campus.

The EMU Police Department will remain in contact with the Ypsilanti Police Department and will provide further information as it becomes available. Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to contact the Ypsilanti Police Department at 734-483-9510.

The Department of Public Safety would like to remind the University Community to:

• Be aware of your surroundings and look assertive.

• Walk with friends or coworkers when possible.

• Program the number for EMU Police (734-487-1222) into your cell phone.

• Check the EMU Public Safety website for additional safety tips:

http://www.emich.edu/police/safety/safetytips.php


Update to Timely Warning 13-10 issued September 23, 2013 (September 30, 2013)

Reported Crime: Armed Robbery - City of Ypsilanti - Off Campus

Location: Near the intersection of Summit Street and Sheridan Street, located one block south of the main campus and Washtenaw Avenue.

The suspect in this case, Duane Lee, was arrested on Sunday, September 29, 2013, by the Ann Arbor Police Department.  He is presently in police custody awaiting arraignment.

If you have any additional information regarding this case please contact Detective Sergeant Tom Eberts at 734-482-9878 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAKUP (773-2587)

Update to Timely Warning 13-10 issued on September 23, 2013

Reported Crime: Armed Robbery - City of Ypsilanti - Off Campus

Location: Near the intersection of Summit Street and Sheridan Street, located one block south of the main campus and Washtenaw Avenue.

The Ypsilanti Police Department has identified the suspect wanted for the robbery reported in the Timely Warning issued September 23, 2013. The suspect has been identified as Duane Tyrone Lee. Further investigation by YPD shows that Lee is responsible for committing two other armed robberies that occurred in the City of Ypsilanti within the past week. In each robbery, the suspect produced a handgun and threatened to shoot the victim. Lee should be considered armed and dangerous.

It is believed that Lee is staying in the Ypsilanti / Ann Arbor area.

Lee is described as African American, 25 years of age, 6'2", 160 lbs, thin build and tear drop tattoos on his face.

If you have any additional information regarding this case please contact Detective Sergeant Tom Eberts at 734-482-9878 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAKUP (773-2587).


Timely Warning 13-10  September 23, 2013

Reported Crime: Armed Robbery - City of Ypsilanti - Off Campus

Location: Near the intersection of Summit Street and Sheridan Street, located one block south of the main campus and Washtenaw Avenue.

The Ypsilanti Police Department is investigating an armed robbery that occurred at approximately 10:45 a.m. today, September 23, 2013.  The incident took place near the intersection of Summit and Sheridan, in the City of Ypsilanti.  The victim, an Eastern Michigan University employee, was approached by the described suspect while on foot.  The suspect threatened the victim with a handgun and took the victim's cell phone and cash.  The victim was not injured.  The suspect then fled the scene on foot, heading westbound on Sheridan Street.

Suspect Description: African American Male, 25 years-old, 5'10", two tear drop tattoos on the left side of his face.  The suspect was last seen wearing a blue and black windbreaker, black jeans and black shoes.

Anyone with information related to this event is asked to contact the Ypsilanti Police Department at 734-483-9510.

The Department of Public Safety would like to remind the University Community to:

• Be aware of your surroundings and look assertive.

• Walk with friends or coworkers when possible.

• Program the number for EMU Police (734-487-1222) into your cell phone.

• Check the EMU Public Safety website for additional safety tips:

http://www.emich.edu/police/safety/safetytips.php


 Timely Warning 13-09, September 11, 2013

Reported Crime:  Armed Robbery - City of Ypsilanti - Off Campus.

Location: 500 block of West Cross Street

The Ypsilanti Police Department is investigating an armed robbery that occurred in the 500 block of West Cross Street at approximately 3:58 p.m. today, September 11, 2013. An employee of a business reported a male walked into the store, then displayed a large handgun and demanded money from the victim. The victim turned over a small amount of money, then the suspect fled the area eastbound on Cross Street. A K-9 track was conducted but was unable to locate the suspect. The victim did not report any injuries.

The victim described the suspect as being an African American male in his mid to late twenties, 6'0"- 6'2", medium build with short dark hair and a clean shaven face, wearing a red shirt and dark shorts.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Ypsilanti Police Department at 734-483-9510.

The Department of Public Safety would like to remind the University Community to:

• Be aware of your surroundings and look assertive.

• Walk with friends or coworkers when possible.

• Program the number for EMU Police (734-487-1222) into your cell phone.

• Check the EMU Public Safety website for additional safety tips:

http://www.emich.edu/police/safety/safetytips.php

 


 

Timely Warning 13-08, September 3, 2013

Reported Crime:  Armed Robbery - City of Ypsilanti - Off Campus.

Location:  800 Block of Green Road (north of main campus near Leforge Road).

The Ypsilanti Police Department reported today, September 3, that it is investigating an armed robbery that occurred in the 800 block of Green Road at approximately 9 pm tonight.  A female non-EMU student reported she was walking in the area when a male approached her, asked for a cigarette, and then produced a handgun.  The male took her cell phone and fled southeast from the area on foot.  The victim did not report any injuries.

The victim described the suspect as being an African American male in his twenties.  The suspect was described as being approximately 5' 4" tall, approximately 130 pounds and was last seen wearing a black T-shirt and black sweat pants.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Ypsilanti Police Department at 734-483-9510.

The Department of Public Safety would like to remind the University Community to:

• Be aware of your surroundings and look assertive.

• Walk with friends or coworkers when possible.

• Program the number for EMU Police (734-487-1222) into your cell phone.

• Check the EMU Public Safety website for additional safety tips:

http://www.emich.edu/police/safety/safetytips.php

 


 

Timely Warning 13-07, August 13, 2013

Reported Crime:  Criminal Sexual Conduct I (Forcible Rape) - City of Ypsilanti - Off Campus.

Location: Ballard Street and Emmet Street.

The Ypsilanti Police Department reported today, August 13, that it is investigating a CSC I that occurred near the intersection of Ballard Street and Emmet Street between 9:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. on July 30, 2013. A female, non-EMU student, reported she was walking in the area when a male approached her, asked to borrow her cellphone, and lured her behind a residence.

The victim described the suspect as being an African American male in his late twenties with a dark complexion. The suspect was described as being approximately 5' 11" to 6' tall, athletic build, shaved/bald head, no facial hair, and last seen wearing a dark t-shirt and long basketball style shorts.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Ypsilanti Police Department at 734-483-9510.

The Department of Public Safety would like to remind the University Community to:

• Be aware of your surroundings and look assertive.

• Walk with friends or coworkers when possible.

• Program the number for EMU Police (734-487-1222) into your cell phone.

• Check the EMU Public Safety website for additional safety tips:

http://www.emich.edu/police/safety/safetytips.php

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UPDATE TO TIMELY WARNING

Upon further investigation by the Ypsilanti Police Department.  It was determined that this incident occurred at the McDonald's at Ecorse and Michigan Avenue in the City of Ypsilanti..

Timely Warning 13-06, July 29, 2013

Reported Crime: Felonious Assault - City of Ypsilanti - Off Campus.

Location: 1000 block of Huron River Drive, near Mayhew Street.

The Ypsilanti Police Department is investigating a felonious assault that occurred in the McDonald's parking lot on Huron River Drive at approximately 8:17 p.m. on July 29, 2013. An 18-year old male reported he was in the drive-thru at McDonald's when an older model burgundy colored Ford pick-up, extended cab, pulled up next to his vehicle, going the wrong way. The victim said the rear seat passenger, who is known to the victim, pointed a revolver at him in a threatening manner, but did not fire the weapon.

The victim said the vehicle left the parking lot and headed east toward Leforge Road.

The victim, who is not an EMU student, denied any injuries.

The victim stated there were four subjects in the vehicle. The suspect who brandished the weapon is described as a 17 year old Caucasian male. The driver, who is also known to the victim, is described as an 18 year old biracial male. The other two subjects in the vehicle were described as an 18-22 year old Caucasian female and an 18-22 year old African-American male.

Anyone with any information on this incident is asked to contact the Ypsilanti Police Department at 734-483-9510.

The Department of Public Safety would like to remind the University Community to:

• Be aware of your surroundings and look assertive.

• Walk with friends or coworkers when possible.

• Program the number for EMU Police (734-487-1222) into your cell phone.

• Check the EMU Public Safety website for additional safety tips:

http://www.emich.edu/police/safety/safetytips.php


 

Timely Warning 13-05, June 10, 2013

Reported Crime: Unarmed Robbery - City of Ypsilanti - Off Campus.

Location: Huron River Drive and Leforge Road.

The Ypsilanti Police Department is investigating an unarmed robbery that occurred near the intersection of Huron River Drive and Leforge Road at approximately 11:30 p.m. on June 9, 2013. A 41-year old male reported he was approached by three suspects and they asked him for money. The victim said that when he took out his wallet the suspects "jumped" him. The victim reported that he was knocked unconscious for several seconds and when he woke up he discovered his money and some personal property had been taken.

The victim, who is not an EMU student, was treated at an area hospital for bruising.

The victim stated that he was assaulted by three male suspects. The victim was unable to provide any further detailed description.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Ypsilanti Police Department at 734-483-9510.

The Department of Public Safety would like to remind the University Community to:

• Be aware of your surroundings and look assertive.

• Walk with friends or coworkers when possible.

• Program the number for EMU Police (734-487-1222) into your cell phone.

• Check the EMU Public Safety website for additional safety tips:

http://www.emich.edu/police/safety/safetytips.php

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Timely Warning 13-04, April 29, 2013

Reported Crime: Unarmed Robbery - City of Ypsilanti - Off Campus

Location:  At the intersection of Washtenaw Avenue and College Place

The Ypsilanti Police are investigating a report of an unarmed robbery that was reported to the department today.  The robbery took place on Sunday, April 28, at about 3 a.m. at the intersection of Washtenaw Avenue and College Place, in the City of Ypsilanti.  The victim reported that he was walking when struck from behind, knocked to the ground and then kicked and punched.  The victim reported that while on the ground, personal property was removed from his pockets.  The victim could not provide a detailed description of what he described as 3-5 attackers.  The victim, an EMU student, suffered minor injuries and is seeking medical attention today.

Anyone with information related to this event is asked to contact the Ypsilanti Police Department at 734-483-9510.

The Department of Public Safety would like to remind the University Community to:

• Be aware of your surroundings and look assertive.

• Walk with friends or coworkers when possible.

• Program the number for EMU Police (734-487-1222) into your cell phone.

• Check the EMU Public Safety website for additional safety tips:

http://www.emich.edu/police/safety/safetytips.php

 


Notice to Campus Community- April 22, 2013

Information from Pittsfield Township Police department

WANTED

This subject is WANTED for an ARMED ROBBERY & ATTEMPTED MURDER that occurred in Golfside Lake Apartments on 04/19/13. During this incident, this suspect shot a 20-year old victim in the head.

The suspect is described as:

Black male, late teens to early 20's in age, approximately 5'8" to 5'9", skinny build. Wearing a dark blue or black hoodie pullover and dark blue or black pants, clothing was baggy.

THIS SUBJECT SHOULD BE CONSIDERED ARMED AND DANGEROUS

Anyone with information about this subject or this incident:

Call PITTSFIELD POLICE at 734-822-4911

or

ANONYMOUS TIP LINE at 734-822-4958.

Anyone that comes into contact with this individual is urged to call 911 immediately.

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Timely Warning 13-03, April 9, 2013

Reported Crime:  Armed Robbery - City of Ypsilanti - Off Campus.

Location: Washtenaw Avenue and Cornell Road.

The Ypsilanti Police Department is investigating an armed robbery that occurred near the intersection of Washtenaw Avenue and Cornell Road between 5:00 and 5:30 p.m. on April 9, 2013. A female EMU student reported she was walking to campus when three males approached her and demanded money. One of the males was holding something by his leg that the victim believed to be some type of weapon. The victim reported she gave them what money she had, and the suspects fled in an unknown direction in an unknown make or model black vehicle. The victim did not report any injuries.

The victim described the suspects as being African American males in their twenties with dark complexions. The suspect that was believed to be armed was described as being approximately 5' 7", short hair, and last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt. The second suspect was described as being short, and last seen wearing a baseball style hat and a black hooded sweatshirt. The third suspect was described as being taller than the others, with a muscular build, and last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Ypsilanti Police Department at 734-483-9510.

The Department of Public Safety would like to remind the University Community to:

• Be aware of your surroundings and look assertive.

• Walk with friends or coworkers when possible.

• Program the number for EMU Police (734-487-1222) into your cell phone.

• Check the EMU Public Safety website for additional safety tips:

http://www.emich.edu/police/safety/safetytips.php

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UPDATE TO TIMELY WARNING

EMU Police investigated this case and the Washtenaw County Prosecutors Office authorized charges against Mubarak Redditt.  Redditt was charged with Larceny from a Person. 

Timely Warning 13-02, March 5, 2013

Reported Crime: Armed Robbery – February 28, 2013

Location: EMU Bus stop – Saint Johns Street and Ann Street

This afternoon Tuesday, March 5, EMU Police were notified of an unconfirmed armed robbery that occurred on Thursday morning, February 28, 2013, at 1:30am. The investigation indicates the victim, an EMU student, was returning to campus when he was approached by two suspects who demanded his money and other personal items. One suspect revealed what the victim believed to be a hand gun. The victim gave the suspects his cell phone and other unspecified items. The suspects fled on foot in an unknown direction. The victim did not report any injuries.

The victim described the suspects as African American males, 5'6" to 5'8" tall, wearing black knit hats and dark puffy jackets.

The Department of Public Safety continues to investigate this crime. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Department of Public Safety at (734) 487-1222 or Detective Charles Mosher at (734) 487-2136 or the anonymous Tip Line at (734) 497-4TIP (734-487-4847).

The Department of Public Safety would like to remind the University Community to:

• Be aware of your surroundings and look assertive.

• Walk with friends or coworkers when possible. Contact SEEUS for nighttime escorts. (734) 487-3387

• Trust your intuition, if a particular situation makes you feel uncomfortable, choose an alternative.

• If you feel threatened on campus, look for a blue light phone to call for assistance.

• Program the number for EMU Police (734-487-1222) into your cell phone.

• Check the EMU Public Safety website for additional safety tips:

http://www.emich.edu/police/safety/safetytips.php

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Timely Warning to Campus Community- 13-01

Incident: Armed Robbery - January 18, 2013

Location: EMU Campus - Westview Apartments

An EMU student resident and his guests were leaving an apartment in the Westview complex, on the northwest side of campus, this morning at approximately 1:30 a.m. when they were approached by two suspects. The suspects implied they had a weapon, although it was not seen, and took jewelry, cell phones and clothing items from the victims. The suspects fled the area in an unknown direction. EMU police responded and the area was searched with the assistance of Ypsilanti Police. The suspects were not located. No injuries were reported.

The suspects were described by the victims as: 1) light skinned black male, 6 feet tall, thin build, wearing a dark hoodie sweat shirt and dark pants. 2) dark skinned black male, 6 feet tall, thin build, wearing dark clothing, a hoodie sweat shirt, and a dark knit cap. Additionally, one of the student resident's guests was involved in the incident as a third suspect.

Anyone with any information on this incident is asked to contact the EMU Police Department at 734-487-1222.

The Department of Public Safety would like to remind the University Community to:

• Be aware of your surroundings and look assertive.
• Walk with friends or coworkers when possible.
• Program the number for EMU Police (734-487-1222) into your cell phone.
• Check the EMU Public Safety website for additional safety tips:

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